Forgotten Foods UK Research Expertise and Capabilities Database
Forgotten foods describe crops that haven’t attracted sufficient research, development, and commercial attention.
However, these can offer enormous nutritional, medicinal, and economic value, and contribute to poverty reduction and improve food security in Africa, as described in our case studies series ‘Underutilised African crops could be key to better food security, nutrition and livelihoods around the world’.
Our recent event ‘Breeding approaches for African Forgotten Foods’, highlighted the need for a comprehensive public database of UK experts and organisations working on Forgotten Foods.
With that in mind, we have created the ‘Forgotten Foods UK Expertise and Capabilities Database’. This publicly available database includes UK experts and organisations working on Forgotten Foods.
With this database we aim to:
- Increase the visibility and amplify the impact of UK .
- Make it simpler for others to identify and connect with relevant organisations.
- Foster new Africa – UK collaborations particularly for applications into upcoming funding calls, like the recently launched ‘GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3’.
If you’re working on forgotten food would like support to fast-track your innovation or project, get in touch with Pedro Carvalho from our Agrifood team.
Current funding opportunities
GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3
Opens: 25/07/2022 Closes: 30/08/2022
The GCRF Agrifood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3 is a £1.3 million funding scheme for collaborative UK/Africa projects to address African AgriFood challenges. Successful applicants will receive a grant of either £20,000 or £30,000 to support their collaborative UK/Africa AgriFood research and i
Agrifood Africa Connect
AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.
AgriFood Africa Connect Map
Showcasing the AgriFood innovation landscape in Africa, the AgriFood Africa Connect Map makes it easier for UK and African organisations to collaborate on projects, provides information on the Agriculture and Food (AgriFood) sector across Africa, and helps connect innovators to enable collaboration and address key global challenges.